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US Trademark Act Ban on Disparaging Trademark Registrations Held Unconstitutional by Federal Circuit

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration for “disparaging” trademarks. On December 22, 2015, the CAFC ruled in an appeal by Simon Shiao Tam, who wants to trademark the name of his Asian-American rock band, the Slants.  The […]

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US Patent and Trademark Office Experiences “Major Power Outage”

On December 22, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a “major power outage”, resulting in damaged equipment that shut down the IT systems. The US Patent and Trademark Office provides full online electronic filing and processing for US patent and trademark applications and for maintenance of issued US patents and trademarks.  As […]

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Intellalegal Client Selected for CNBC Make Me a Millionaire Inventor

There are several TV shows that help independent inventors to achieve their dreams.  Most viewers are familiar with the Shark Tank.  Shark Tank has inventors/entrepreneurs compete for funding from potential investor sharks.  A newer show is called Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.  It is different from Shark Tank because once an inventor is selected to […]

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US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademarks

        The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks.  The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link to: General information about trademarks; How to respond to a Cease and Desist letter; What to do if an infringement […]

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